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Monday, January 27, 2014

Flatbush Students Excel in WordWright Challenge

Three teams of students representing Yeshivah of Flatbush recently won highest honors in this year's WordWright Challenge, a national competition for high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry. Participating with 596 school teams from all across the country, the school's ninth graders placed second in the nation in the year's second meet, held in December. At the same time the school's tenth graders placed first in the nation, while its eleventh graders also placed first in the nation.

Students at the school who won highest individual honors in the meet included Freshmen Isaac Farhi, Mimi Lazerowitz, and Jacques Mosseri (all of whom earned perfect scores), Joey Berkovitz, Naomi Sanders, Victor Alloham, Morris Asher, David Azrak, Teddy Beyda, Michael Goldstein, and Bonnie Tawil; Sophomores Sylvia Franco, Victoria Gindi, and Michelle Zalta (all of whom earned perfect scores), Daniel Esses, Albert Rahmey, and Evelyn Tawil; Juniors Daphna Ben Ari, Jackie Fried, Gabriel Rudy, and Rachelle Tawil (all of whom earned perfect scores), Yosef Cohen, Melissa Duchan, Jacob Silvera, Nicole Yankovich, and Stephanie Zeitouny; and Senior Ben Fried. More than 69,000 students from across the country participated in the meet. The students were supervised by Mrs. Shifra Hanon.